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By Car

Tallinn can be reached by car on the highways from Latvia and Russia, or via the car ferries from Helsinki and Stockholm. From Latvia, take Via Baltica highway. Travellers crossing from Russia should prepare for more time at the border as they are entering the Schengen area.


ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE

24h service on Estonian roads: Eesti Autoklubi (Automobile Club of Estonia), ph. +372 697 9188

For current road conditions, check Tark Tee (Smart Road, application in English, Russian and Estonian).

DRIVING DOCUMENTATION

For those driving in Estonia, the following documentation is required:

  • Passport or ID-card
  • Driving license
  • Valid insurance policy
  • Registration certificate

GOOD TO KNOW

  • Traffic moves on the right-hand side of the road.
  • A valid insurance policy required.
  • During the day, dipped headlights or daytime driving lights must be switched on. After dark, the main headlights must be switched on.
  • The driver and passengers must wear seatbelts at all times. 
  • Speed limits are as follows, unless marked otherwise: 
  • In residential areas: 20 km/h In built-up areas: 50 km/h Outside built-up areas: 90 km/h, though in summer speeds of 110 km/h are allowed on some specially-marked roads. International filling station chains operate in Estonia, the largest of which are Circle K and Neste.